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Growing In Faith and Learning

'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be the Headteacher at St. Leonard’s CofE Primary & Nursery School. We are located in the beautiful village of Wigginton and have a very strong community who are keen to support our school. Our strong Christian ethos underpins everything we do and everyone associated with our school is committed to helping our children ‘Grow in Faith and Learning’. Catherine Young- Headteacher.


At St Leonard’s our intent is to provide the children with an exciting, interactive curriculum. We aim to inspire them to reach their potential and to develop their confidence as mathematicians. Through our creative curriculum, we allow the children to explore and experience maths in different situations allowing them to apply their knowledge and problem solving skills to real problems.

Maths is taught on a daily basis. Teaching methods include discussions between teacher and pupil, discussions between pupils, practical work, group activities, individual work, practice of basic skills and routines and investigative work. Each lesson begins with a set amount of time for the children to complete their fix it tasks (Correcting any mistakes from the previous days lesson). This is then followed by a mental maths session or a set of core skills that the children have to complete. Our lesson structure is based upon the STAR approach (See it, Try it, Apply it, Reason) which helps the children to develop a deeper understanding of the objectives covered.


The lead teacher for Maths is Mr Postlethwaite.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me through the school office on 01827 213995 or email

Priorities for 2021 - 22

To implement new mastery strategies across school

To develop the teaching and learning of mental maths.

To ensure the recovery curriculum in maths is fully embedded and children continue to make progress

Maths In Action



Maths workshop for parents/carers - October 2016